Łódź - the city of magic ...
Meet my city - Łódź, one of the most interesting and unique in Poland.
Maybe let's go back to the roots of this history, let's go back to the beginning of Łódź.
It all started in the village of Łódka. Nobody knows the exact date of the foundation of Łódź, the first half of the 12th century is assumed.
We come across the first information about the village called Łódź as late as 1332. It was located on the borders of the Łęczyca land and belonged to the Łęczycki prince and the royal family.
After the village was handed over to the Bishops of Kujawy, Lodz was an insignificant village with 44 houses. In 1414, efforts were made to grant the village town rights. On July 29, 1423, King Władysław Jagiełło gave Lodz city rights and the right to organize fairs.
For many years, trade in crafts and agricultural products, as well as good conditions for breeding domestic animals, attracted new residents, reaching a thousand citizens. Thanks to trade, we received economic development, and from then on everything began to flourish. Everything was going well until...
A dark period began for Łódź. The city was plagued by fires and epidemics. War activities related to the Swedish Deluge caused the fall of the city and the reduction of the number of inhabitants from a thousand to only two hundred. In 1793, Ł was under Prussian rule, and until 1794 it was demoted to the rank of a village due to the small number of inhabitants, only 250.
Thanks to the legions of General Dąbrowski, Łódź was saved from losing its city rights.
The 19th century is a period of Łódź's revival. In 1820, 700 inhabitants were recorded and recognized as a factory town. In 1823, the longest street was named Piotrkowska. At that time, it was 4 km long and crossed the market square and the city center. To this day, Piotrkowska Street is one of the longest streets in the world, one of the most important places for Lodz residents and one of the most beautiful in the city.
Łódź is beautiful and interesting, and most importantly, magical to this day ...
A teenage traveler - Salma